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Determination equals success for Ron Hemelgarn

Ron Hemelgarn first began making waves in auto racing in 1977, although he had operated Toledo’s Super Fitness centers since 1972. By 1977 he had bought a few health clubs in the Indianapolis area and wanted to get the word out about his fitness businesses more effectively. “I said ‘I am going to sponsor a

Gardening Gurus

Alison and Jim Graff share their bountiful harvest Alison Graff explains that her husband, Jim, has been a gardener since he began to walk, while she grew to appreciate the charm of flower cultivation during her time in Hawaii, building on lessons she learned from her mother’s love of roses. “Jim had a [vegetable] garden

Vallie Bowman-English

Hundreds of Toledoans see Vallie Bowman-English’s name every day, but few of them know who she is, or the good work that she’s done for the Toledo Municipal Court.

King Fred: Still Blazing Trails At 85

Known as a man who chases his goals, Sylvania’s Fred King has over 100 running races under his belt. The most recent race came as a total surprise to him. “My face must have lit up!” Fred recalls. Fred’s nursing team and family collaborated with Run Toledo and Dave’s Performance Footgear to enter Fred into